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. i'm bret baier. supporters of the u.s. military policy against openly gay personnel scores a major victory today. but half a world away, american service members mourn the loss of several u.s. troops in a tragic accident. as a nato helicopter went down in southern afghanistan, making this the deadliest year in almost nine-year war. reporter conor powell has details from from kabul. >> reporter: helicopter crashes are fairly common in afghanistan, most due to mechanical failure and sometimes weather. in the past, taliban hit and brought down u.s. and international helicopters. in this case, the military says there are no reports of enemy fire in the area when the helicopter went down. they're discounting taliban claims they shot down the helicopter. the helicopter went down in an area that was a violent and nasty part of afghanistan where the taliban do roam free and are very, very strong. in addition to the nine u.s. troops killed, three other people including a u.s. civilian were also injured. today's deaths bring the total number of foreign troops killed to 529, a single-year rec
thank you for being with us. greta is one studio over, right there to go on the record. thanks for being with us. we'll see you tomorrow night. >> greta: tonight president bill clinton goes on the record. and israeli defense minister ehud barack is here >> first missiles are are flying in every direction. two powerful conservatives have christine o'donnell's back. sarah palin on twitter and rush limbaugh on his radio show. yesterday palin fired off a tweet, see o'donnell, strategy, time is limited use it to connect with local voters. today, rush defended o'donnell on the radio. >> the witchcraft comment everybody jumping in on this the context of this was, she was asking -- talking about halloween and so forth. it is amazing me know more about christine o'donnell right now than we know about obama we know more about her than we know about barack. it isn't going to work. this kind of stuff is not going to work. how about dabbling in mark -- marxism? her opponent in delaware? tkablging in economic destruction, -- dabbling in economic destruction, barack obama. >> greta: there's a
students is now facing a new charge. the u.s. attorney's office is now charging shamika adams with voluntary manslaughter. adams had up blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit. push in the district. it is part of a new crackdown to get people to put down the pho'e when they are behind the wheel. brianne carter has the story. >> distracted drivers behind the wheel -- you see it everywhere. while some claim it is necessary, new numbers show it is dondangerous. >> hoping √°o put the brakes on it, metropolitan police were of ticketing drivers who were using their phone. >> some people cannot operate their own and drive. and >> the crackdown comes on the same day hundreds gathered for the second annual distracted driving summit designed to promote anti-distracted driving initiatives. >> today transpor√°ation secretary ray lahood said his parma's putting forward new initiatives that will ban bus drivers as an others from texting and driving. >> lauren kelly knows that all too well. her son was killed while using his cell phone behind the wheel. >> he was the only child that
, savannah. this was the worst helicopter crash in about four years for u.s. troops. nine troops dead. this happened in zabul province, which is in the south-southeastern section of afghanistan. an area where the taliban controls much of the territory and where coalition forces have been stepping up their attempts to push the taliban out. we are told this crash happened about 4:00 this morning, local time. the military says that there were no reports of enemy fire. that the crash is still under investigation. now, despite the fact that there were no reports of enemy fire, the taliban has called news organizations, including a call here at nbc news in kabul, to claim responsibility for the attack. they say they shot the helicopter down. the taliban often does that, claims responsibility for things that turn out to be accidents. and indeed, most of the helicopter crashes here have turned out to be accidents. maintenance problems, the incredible amount of dust in the air. this is the deadliest year for coalition forces. after today's crash, 525 coalition forces have died this year. 351 o
behind the whole. good morning, washington continues right now. >> we are glad you are joining us at 6:00 on this tuesday, september 21. >> we start as always with meteorologist adam. when are we going to get some rain? we need it? >> locally, we are just dry. but they really need it out west. summer-like conditions are possible. locally, we have a slight chance of rain right now. arlington, 52. on our way to about 80 degrees. low 80's localitily. another day full of sunshine. you pack your lunch and book bag. before the leesberg pike that should be on the shoulder before you get there. we'll go to a camera of traffic northbound 395 on the way to the pent he gone. no problems right here. kwoikly, you'll see the beltway moving. now to allison and greta. a top story, a lore ton man is behind bar this is morning. as a side job, he was a wrestling referee. actually, it wasn't until firefighters performed a routine inspection on his house that he was put on the police radar. the fire department went in to his house. the house next door caught on fire and they went in routinely to do an
>>> well, that's going to do it for us. >> thanks for joining us. "cnn newsroom" starts right now with kyra phillips. good morning. >> good morning here's what we're working on this morning. >> i thought equality was no non-negotiable. >> the call for action. is it enough to sway two republican senators on don't ask, don't tell? >>> the fda debates genetically altered salmon. could it be safe? a top food expert weighs in. >>> the president awards the highest military honor to this man that made the ultimate sacrifice for fellow comrades. you'll hear his story from the men that respect him most. i'm kyra phillips. you are live in "the cnn newsroom." >>> first, just learning now that a helicopter that crashed in afghan was carrying nine american troops. we don't have specifics as to what exactly happened but we're told that enemy fire has been ruled out as a possible cause. today's casualties make this year the deadliest so far for the war in afghanistan. more than 500 coalition troops have been killed. we're going to continue to monitor this story an bring you updates as soon as we
by -- our daughter could be taken from us by summerlin texting la driving. >> the secretary of transportation calls a distracted driving an epidemic. >> there is no call or e-mail so important that it cannot wait. >> two new laws went into effect recently to combat distracted driving commercial drivers are banned from using mobile devices while on the job and train operators as well. >> we need good laws. but most of all, we need research -- personal responsibility. >> the governor and acted as if it were drunk driving -- of the governor wanted to attack it as if it were drunk driving with the tough new laws. >> within three or four seconds your entire life can change. certainly, i will never be the same again. >> 30 states have passed laws restricting texting behind the wheel and 18 states have banned the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. >> virginia governor bob macdonald denied a request to consider clemency. the supreme court could still intervene. burress was convicted in a murder for hire plot that took the life of term has been an stepson -- of her husband a
and recent college graduates. it got us thinking about the promises the president made as he came into office. of course, when he first got into office, very beginning no approval rating until we took one about february of 2009. it showed 76% of americans approved of the job he was doing. and then in february of -- now i should say it is 50% down. some 20 points. down some 20 points. look at this brand new poll of polls. not our poll. this shows that it's down 46%. down to 46%. the president's approval rating. that's not even our poll. take a look at this, though. this is all despite some legislative victories that the president had. health care reform. remember that? although very controversial, financial regulatory overhaul. the stimulus. plus, two supreme court justice confirmations. talking about sonia socieewonia and what is the problem, then? of course, it's the economy and unemployment, as the president heard yesterday. when he got into office, a poll taken around february of 2009. he was at 8.2%. now 9.6% and some think it's going up to 10% unprecedented, very tough for the president
a no trespassing letter to him. loudon county schools and tell us that they do not know if he was a referee for them. >>> and the fbi says it needs your help to try to find a dangerous serial robert that has struck across the region. here is some surveillance video. he has a large build and blue or green eyes. the suspect is responsible for some 38 armed robbery since february of last year. >>> a new charges have been filed against the woman accused of driving drunk and heading into college student in adams morgan. they have now charged her with involuntary manslaughter. it amended its original charge of aggravated assaults. one of the victims died last week she had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit. >>> president obama makes remarks about the country's struggle out of recession. the president was in philadelphia. later, he was in campaign mode. >> we need to come together around a great project of american renewal. we will restore our economy and rebuild our middle-class. >> later today, he said that there is little to celebrate over the report showing that the recession ended
it was not on a list they say the system is flawed. >> we don't know what the cause was but that will inform us on how to look at the segments and whether the process that we use is a good process are not. >> pg&e submitted last year for base-rate proceedings they said they had read this section to and half miles away from the blast site. c u p c is pleased that pg&e complied the agency says it's important to have the information this list changes from year to year yesterday's list is the most recent period the c p u also requested the list for the past few years they will decide if changes need to be made on how the pipelines are monitored. police are investigating the solo crash in san jose that killed and eight year-old appeared in happened near o'grady drive at 3:00 a.m. report showed the driver as san jose man lost control of the has to be crashing into a light pole and cause the vehicle to catch fire. an 18 year-old passenger pronounced dead at the scene the driver is expected to survive he was taken to hospital. will tran joins us on the phone with more. >> that drivers in big trouble he is an
for watching us tonight. president obama takes on the tea party. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. front page headline in the "new york times" today says, quote: obama advisers weigh ad assault against the g.o.p. focusing on tea party, unquote. does that mean the president is gearing up for a fight against the populace movement? one problem the white house told fox news that headline and indeed the entire story isn't true. the "times" says it's t. is true. bernie goldberg will take a look at the situation a bit later on. there is no question that the tea party has rattled president obama not only him, it's rattled the republican establishment as well. whenever millions of folks get upset, those in transient power get nervous and the folks are upset. today in a town hall meeting the president was challenged. >> i'm one of your middle class americans and, quite frankly, i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of tending you, defending your administration, defending the man called change that i voted for. and deeply disappointed with where we are right now. >> bill: although that wo
for joining us today. >> thank you. >> see you tomorrow. bill: hey tkpwaoeurbgs thanks to you also, a great show this morning. breaking details involving a terror arrest, police say this man, 22-year-old, planted a fake bomb in a trash can in chicago, about a block from wrigley field and that he had more targets in mind, a lot to learn about this story. it's breaking right now and i'm bill hemmer, how you doing, martha? martha: doing well, good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum. we are learning disturbing details about the man, sami samir hassoun. >> we considered him to be a serious threat to the public and if we didn't provide him with the materials he thought were need to carry out his plot he could have gone to someone aelts, got the assistance -- gotten the assistance he needed and carried out the attacks. martha: he told agents he wanted to terrorize chicago to create chaos. we're getting a report from chicago and will get it to you shortler. >> a shooting at the fort woods army base in texas ends with a gunman shot dead and two victims wounded, army officials say it happened i
security. incidents of violence o the rise in u.s. hospitals, especially in emergency rooms. >> those kind of very emotional traumatic injuries are often bring out. sometimes the very worse this people as they are trying to cope. whether a very difficult set of circumstances. >> reporter: meanwhile his patients wish him a speedy recovery. >> i just wish him a very quick recovery. because he certainly helped me get on my feet. >> reporter: derek valcourt. >> the baltimore police department is still reviewing how they handled the crisis and a formal debriefing is pending. >>> a developing story right now out of south baltimore where police are investigating a triple shooting. police say three men were shot, two in the stomach one in the pelvis. all are expected to survive, detectives are searching for the shooter or shooters. >>> according to state police, around 1:00 a.m. saturday, troopers pulled over andrew muller. muller showed signs of being under the influence and was arrested for dui. his lawyer says the judge determined in a previous case, muller was not driving. the only comment fro
. >> this is part of a process, orderly i hope but part of a process that gets us to the point where we can consider what exactly would be the best fit for that location. >> reporter: hoping whoever just spent $28.5 million will do so wisely. in towson, brian kuebler, abc2 news. >> the mill in canton is also expected to be auctioned off next month. it will go on the block october 20th. the owner says the auction is "a business decision." it includes the 5,900 square foot building, liquor license and the business. two auctions take place, one for the business and liquor license, the other for the building. the bar and restaurant opened up in 1997. >>> weatherwise today, beautiful stuff. i mean, this was the last full day of summer, 2010. fall starts tomorrow night. and we're looking at actually some warmer weather to kick off the first days of fall. let's look first at how clear it is up and down the east coast now. from baltimore all the way through raleigh-durham, back up through boston, you name it, just crystal clear, there's a little weather up towards chicagoland but overall, just a breeze blow
.m. on the steps of the county courthouse. most retail spots are vacant. the county believes the best use for the space would be for a hotel or some type of mixed- use development. >>> a beautiful day out there rosy. it was a lil breezy for a while but that wind has died off and now we're left with just a cool night. some spots by daybreak we could be talking about 40s, we're already in the 40s up in york but i think most of central maryland is going to be dropping pretty sharply through the rest of the night too. winds are pretty much diminished now to 5 miles per hour out of the north. so it's a school breeze under a crystal clear sky across the entire east coast. so whether weather looking very nice again tomorrow. talking about mostly sunny conditions, about a 30-degree warm up from our morning lows eventually up to about 78 late in the day. the rest of the week wild changes as we go into the first days of fall. it won't really feel like it. details coming up. rosy? >> local ties to a global child porn investigation resulting in thousands of arrests and hundreds of convictions. abc 2
though? >> i would like to see us have more easy communication with them. to negotiate directly with them, talk to them. that's what obama promised before he was president. so far we haven't been able to do that effectively. and they haven't responded favor ably either. i think communicate with them and stop threatening that we're going to attack them because if they're moderate i would say ultimate leaders and religious circles of iran who are doubtful about whether or not to have a nuclear weapon, the more we threaten them and isolate them from us the more likely they are to go with a nuclear weapon. >> larry: we have a new health care bill. >> yes. >> larry: first one in passed 75 years and in your book ted kennedy is perceived as the creator of this or inspired it. >> of course. >> larry: you say in your book the late senator killed health care refork back in 1978 and you describe him of having an irresponsible and abusive attitude, essentially accusing him of blocking health care out of personal spite. >> well, you know, let me point out once more that that actually was written 31 ye
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